I seen a commercial yesterday advertising some new pair of sneakers for children that, if I remember correctly, had a velcrow strap and some other gimmicky tool that tightens your shoes for you in a couple of simple movements. It emphasized at the end of the commercial that children will never have to tie their shoelaces again.
It reminded me of a magazine article I spoke about earlier on schools ceasing to teach children handwriting, and it kind of scared me. I started to envision a world years from now where everyone relied on some corporation's product to perform daily routines, such as tying your shoes, writing, cooking, managing money and who knows what else. I then pictured all of these products simultaneously breaking down one day and life coming to a complete halt, since no one knew how to do anything or think for themselves anymore.
Big businesses would be cashing in on people's laziness left and right, and I couldn't really blame them. We'd all be economic and social slaves to products, mentally reverting back to the cavemen era.
The future for you.